Melchior, Gaspar and Baltasar will land in the Adeje Municipal Football grounds at 5pm tomorrow, January 5th, and receive the magic key to the town from the mayor.
Their highnesses, the Three Kings of the Orient, or the Magi, will arrive to Adeje tomorrow by helicopter, landing at 5pm in the Municipal Football grounds. They will be met by the Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga who will give them the special key allowing them enter the homes of all the children of the borough to deliver gifts. The event is open to the public (entry is €1, proceeds to charity), who will also be entertained prior to the arrival of the VIP guests.
Once they have rested, their Majesties will begin the parade, leaving from the Adeje health centre up the Calle Grande, finishing at the Plaza España. This year more than 600 kilos of jellies will be handed out along the way.
The parade has a few new additions this year in Adeje, and is divided into two parts. The first will see the steel bands lead many cartoon characters from the world of television and cinema up the street, as well as local dancers and actors, from Ballet Beanky and the Comparsa Angeles del Sur. The Adeje volunteer fire brigade will also be taking part as well as members of the Spanish postal service charged with making sure the Kings receive the cards sent by millions of children every year.
The second part of the parade will see their Majesties take part in a story telling section, explaining their role in the celebration using historical texts to tell the tale of the Epiphany and the Magi. There will also be a Nativity float with the Holy Family on board.
According to the Adeje councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, “This parade is one of the most endearing and significant culturally which is why we are introducing new elements that will create more public interest as well as reminding people why this day is so special”.